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Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council

The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council program, formed more than a quarter century ago. The MVCC’s mission is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all of the Island’s residents.


1059 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575-5003

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

– Priority will be given to projects that benefit the community of Martha’s Vineyard.

FY24 Local Guidelines

– The project promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all the island’s residents.
– The project is widely accessible to island residents.
– The project addresses an identifiable and relevant interest to the MV community.
– The project’s objectives are clearly stated, and the outcomes are realistic and attainable.
– There are qualified, dependable individuals in place to carry out the project to its completion.
– There is a clear plan to promote and market the project to the community.
– The budget is complete and thorough.
– In the event that the project receives less than requested, the applicant has other potential sources of support or a plan for scaling the project back.
– The project impacts the entire Martha’s Vineyard community to the greatest extent possible.

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How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bender, Abby L. Built on Stilts $3,660
Bender, Abby L. Abby Bender Schmantze Theatre/Membership Down $2,056
Circuit Arts, Inc. Cinema Circus $2,306
Circuit Arts, Inc. The 2023 Martha's Vineyard Film Festival $2,306
Featherstone Center for the Arts, Inc. Featherstone Photographers Salon $1,056
Feiffer, Kate Islanders Write $3,500
Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, Inc. Sounds Like Summer: Music on the Lawn $2,456
Fullerton, Sean Acoustic Memories $250
Goff, Heather Island Folk Pottery Sculpture Trail $686
Island Community Chorus, Inc. Musical Accompanists for Performance $1,556
Jason, Jesse Jesse Jason Choreography and Community Education $2,056
Kirn, Roberta Winter Concert and Community Sings $2,341
Marine and Paleobiological Research Institute, Inc. National Fossil Day Celebration $1,400
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living, Inc. Music and Memory Cafe: A New Vision 2023 $2,250
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc. Quintango: Artist in Residence $556
Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Inc. Pride Month - Spectrum Screenings $1,056
Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Inc. Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival $1,706
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Inc. Spring Short Play Festival $1,500
Oak Bluffs Association, Inc. Oak Bluffs LGBTQ+ Pride Weekend $1,567
Oak Bluffs Public Library Sankofa Festival $2,200
Rosenthal, Dean The Living Music Series (4th Annual) $256
Sassafras Earth Education, Inc. Ungrateful Taking 2022 $924
The Yard, Inc. Dance in the Schools $3,806
West Tisbury Free Public Library MVLA Classics Book Discussion Group $1,056
Wilson, Marion A Box Called Ocean $2,556
Witham, Elizabeth M. North Atlantic right whale documentary educational edit and screening $3,056

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